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“weekend” in British English

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weekendnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌwiːkˈend/ us /ˈwiːk.end/

A1 Saturday and Sunday, or Friday evening until Sunday night; the part of the week in which many people living in the West do not go to work:

This/Next weekend we're going to see some friends.
I have a lot of homework to do over the weekend.
He spent the weekend fishing with his brother.
UK Do you have anything planned for the weekend?

a trip or a visit at a weekend:

How much would a weekend for two in New York cost?
They own a weekend retreat in the country.
at the weekend UK US on the weekend

on Saturday or Sunday, or on both Saturday and Sunday:

What did you do at the weekend?
We go out once in a while after work and at the weekend.
at weekends UK US on (the) weekends

usually or often between Friday evening and Sunday night, or on Saturdays and Sundays:

They go windsurfing at weekends.

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(Definition of “weekend” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“weekend” in American English

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weekendnoun [ C ]

us /ˈwik·end/

Saturday and Sunday, when many people do not work:

Do you have anything planned for the weekend?

(Definition of “weekend” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“weekend” in Business English

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weekendnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌwiːkˈend/ us /ˈwiːkend/

Saturday and Sunday, or Friday evening until Sunday night:

this/next/last weekend The contract ends next weekend.
The film produced huge takings on the first weekend.

a holiday or a visit taken at a weekend:

How much would a weekend for two in Amsterdam cost?
a weekend break/trip
at the weekend UK US on the weekend

on Saturday or Sunday, or on both Saturday and Sunday:

Sales of the new games console, launched at the weekend, were at record levels.
at weekends UK US on (the) weekends

between Friday evening and Sunday night, or on Saturdays and Sundays:

Residential consumers tend to use the phone in the evenings and at weekends.

(Definition of “weekend” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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